Growth Equity

Helion Advisors, Social+Capital, Berggruen Holdings lead $8M Series B round for India-based Ezetap

Venture capital-backed Ezetap, a mobile payment startup in India, raised $8 million for its Series B round from Helion Advisors, Social+Capital and Berggruen Holdings, TechCrunch reported.

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San Francisco-based Benchling offers DNA editing software for biotech labs, researchers

Benchling, a startup backed by YCombinator, SV Angel, Founders Fund, Draper Associates and other angels, bridges biotechnology and computer science with their DNA editing software.

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TiqIQ bags $1.7M in funding to sell sports ticket data in the US

New York, US-based event ticket aggregator TiqIQ bagged $1.7 million in a funding round led by Stonehenge Growth Capital to develop its product that predicts best ticket prices and availability for sports events.

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Cybersecurity firm Cylance bags $20M in Series B round

Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and a group of private investors invested $20 million in the Series B round of cybersecurity firm Cylance

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Toronto-based startup Hubub secures $8.5M in Series A round

Hubub, a startup based in Toronto and New York, obtained $8.5 million in its Series A round participated in by a number of private investors for their platform that enables users to participate in thematic discussions, TechCrunch reported.

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UK's SEH Group obtains £9.4M funding package from Lloyds

Suffolk, UK-based construction supplier SEH Group obtained £9.4million in funding from Lloyds Commercial Banking under the government's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) to support its growth and expansion.

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Google Ventures led $4M Series A funding round for cybersecurity startup ThreatStream

Cybersecurity startup ThreatStream has secured $4 million in a Series A funding round led by Google Ventures and participated in by Paladin Capital Group, Cloudera's Tom Reilley and Hugh Nijemanze of ArcSight, TechCrunch reported.

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Triangle Capital invests $14.8M in Illinois firm Justrite Manufacturing

North Carolina, US-based lower middle market capital provider Triangle Capital Corporation invested $14.8 million in Des Plaines, Illinois-based environmental protection and hazardous waste handling firm Justrite Manufacturing Company LLC.

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CloudLock to debut new encryption product in 2014 RSA Conference

CloudLock, a cloud security startup that has already raised $28.2 million so far, will be launching CloudLock Selective Encryption at the 2014 RSA Conference in San Francisco next week, TechCrunch reported.

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Rock Hill backs Oklahoma's Park Energy

Texas, US-based private equity firm Rock Hill Capital Group invested an undisclosed amount in Oklahoma City-based firm Park Energy Services LLC to support its vision of growth and expansion.

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New York's Meetup closes second funding round for undisclosed amount

After 12 years in the industry, New York, US-based local group network Meetup closed an undisclosed amount in its second funding round from three major investors to allow some of its employees to exercise their expiring stock options.

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Cloud-based payroll app maker ZenPayroll gets $20M in Series A round from General Catalyst Partners, KPCB

Cloud-based payroll application provider ZenPayroll obtained $20 million from General Catalyst Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for its Series A round, TechCrunch reported.

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Google Capital forays into education with $40M investment in Renaissance Learning

K-12 learning analytics company Renaissance Learning secured a $40 million investment from Google Capital, the investment arm of search giant Google that concentrates on late-stage deals, TechCrunch reported.

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Netherlands-based myTomorrows raises $2.2M to connect patients with development-stage therapies

myTomorrows, a startup based in the Netherlands, got $2.2 million in additional funding from friends and family to give patients with critical conditions access to development-stage therapies, TechCrunch reported.

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Rakuten Ventures leads $3.5M Series A round for Singapore-based ViSenze

The venture capital arm of Tokyo-based Internet firm Rakuten, Rakuten Ventures, led the Series A round for Singapore-based ViSenze which raised $3.5 million, TechCrunch reported.

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